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Things I am glad happened before PBP: the clamp...

Things I am glad happened before PBP: the clamp that holds my saddle to the seatpost shattered 77 miles into the NER 600k (which I was doing just for fun, so no big deal). It's getting a...
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I don't order all of them, but I have one from...

I don't order all of them, but I have one from the first time I did each distance, and my first SR series. If I succeed at PBP I want to frame this year’s set alongside the PBP medal.

I have...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Dairy and I are not always friends, although on...

Dairy and I are not always friends, although on hot rides I will sometimes succumb to the lure of ice cream, and I can do hard cheese OK. (I fueled the NJ 600k in large part on hot cheddar-stuffed...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-19, 02:59 PM
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Haverhill street is fine on the weekends. I ride...

Haverhill street is fine on the weekends. I ride up through there quite often -- I live in Medford, and getting out to MetroWest means a bunch of bland suburban riding or fighting the crowds on the...
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Weird question -- the PBP website says that SR...

Weird question -- the PBP website says that SR medals are NOT included this time around -- how do we get them if we want them? (I'll only care if I get a PBP medal to hang with it, but if I do I...
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Posted By antimonysarah

The YACF audax forum...

The YACF audax forum (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=17.0) is probably a good place to ask questions about the UK rides. (I don't have an account there but I stumbled upon it looking for...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I was going to say something similar -- I would...

I was going to say something similar -- I would not want to use it for a nighttime speed trial. Not always marked, jumping on and off roads and not always a nice clear curb-cut, etc.
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It was, although the wind was out of the...

It was, although the wind was out of the northeast, so we had headwinds in the afternoon heat when tired both days. (It was consistent, at least; no headwinds-both-ways nonsense.) But it was a...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I am currently waiting for 300k riders to arrive...

I am currently waiting for 300k riders to arrive at a 200/300 I organized—I rode the 200k while my husband ran the finish; it is so much more challenging to think about staying awake that long even...
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Posted By antimonysarah

There's also the central NY one (same weekend as...

There's also the central NY one (same weekend as NJ -- I'm doing NJ because my friends are, but otherwise I'd be back for another loop around the CNY one). Edit: see you in NJ! I'll be the fat...
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Posted By antimonysarah

And if you want cheaper than Compass/Rene Herse,...

And if you want cheaper than Compass/Rene Herse, the slick GravelKings in 38mm are nice. (Note: 38mm is the one width where there's both a knobby and a slick GravelKing, make sure if ordering them...
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Posted By antimonysarah

They were in my on-bike bags (which were not...

They were in my on-bike bags (which were not attached to the bike) but probably looked weird on x-ray because there were a pile of different tools stacked together, plus some spare tubes.

The...
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Posted By antimonysarah

The thing that TSA did on my recent trip...

The thing that TSA did on my recent trip (domestic) was to take apart the toolkit which I had put in the bike bag as I was only checking one bag. And then left the tools loose in the big box rather...
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Posted By antimonysarah

The data are fascinating; the conclusions...

The data are fascinating; the conclusions are...uh, mostly conjecture, IMHO. Not a huge amount of thought about causation. (Like the "riders with their families there were more likely to DNF" =...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Seriously! One of the things I really like about...

Seriously! One of the things I really like about randonneuring is that people don't judge. Chat about minutia of bike/equipment/food/strategy as far as the day is long (day and night, really, we're...
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Posted By antimonysarah

No, that was just the one I assumed he was...

No, that was just the one I assumed he was riding, which is alongside a 300 and thus starting it later means not having the finish open for quite so long. The one vintagerando is doing starts...
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Cool! I'd forgotten that there was still a 200k...

Cool! I'd forgotten that there was still a 200k yet in the season out in Westfield. Haven't ridden that one (have ridden a few of the roads on other rides, but only maybe 20% of the course), but...
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Which 200k? If it's the one on May 11,...

Which 200k?

If it's the one on May 11, there's a lot of climbing, with a few really steep grades (although the steepest is short (@#$% Cushing Street) and you won't burn much time walking it). ...
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Posted By antimonysarah

antimonysarah, :thumb:! And you're doing the East...

antimonysarah, :thumb:! And you're doing the East Creek 600? I'll see you there.[/QUOTE]

Awesome, see you there. And to make this not a content-free post, some highlights of the Florida 400k:...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I was surprised at my reaction :) Our local...

I was surprised at my reaction :) Our local rides are all at least rolling hills the whole way, so I'd never been coming in on long, straight, flat roads in the night. It was definitely more mental...
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Three out of four PBP qualifiers done -- I went...

Three out of four PBP qualifiers done -- I went down to the Central Florida brevet week. Hot, flat, and did I mention hot? (The 600k is still going on, but I was completely trashed at the end of the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Both of those are things I have to do with my S&S...

Both of those are things I have to do with my S&S bike (which just barely bike + case + tools which can't go carry-on clears the 50# limit for regular bags), but I don't actually need to take the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Oh, good grief, why did I think flying with my...

Oh, good grief, why did I think flying with my brevet bike seemed like a good idea? It's in the suitcase now (Thule Roundtrip Pro XT); need to add some more bubble wrap and figure out if I...
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Damned if we do, damned if we don't, I guess. ...

Damned if we do, damned if we don't, I guess. Where "do" = "women complaining about toe overlap". Haha. But more seriously, this is the first thread that's made me want to try shorter cranks; I'm...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Solution: Nitto R10 looks like it will work (note...

Solution: Nitto R10 looks like it will work (note before anyone goes all armchair installation quarterback—it’s not really on there it’s just sitting there over the fender with one strut loosely in...
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Posted By antimonysarah

No, what he's saying is that when you build the...

No, what he's saying is that when you build the route in RWGPS, use the OSM option IN RWGPS, because then the route line lines up exactly with the maps on the device and makes it much easier to read....
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A few years back, I had (unexpected) surgery in...

A few years back, I had (unexpected) surgery in January, and was off of all exercise aside from some gentle walking until mid-February. Then on what was supposed to be my first longer ride in early...
Forum: Northeast
03-09-19, 02:15 PM
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Posted By antimonysarah

Well, the weather was even nicer than predicted...

Well, the weather was even nicer than predicted today -- if you haven't been outside yet today, get out there; tomorrow will be nasty. I rode from Purgatory Chasm home to Medford, which is always a...
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Me too. :) The Arizona one looks nice too - I...

Me too. :) The Arizona one looks nice too - I rode several of those roads on an non-randonneuring trip out there last year, so I wanted to do something different this year.

atwl77 I cannot...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Well, I bought a plane ticket to Florida for...

Well, I bought a plane ticket to Florida for brevet week, so I guess I am doing it. (Am a little worried about how many miles I will really be ready for by then, but even the 600k will probably have...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Specialized has redesigned the "Expert" since I...

Specialized has redesigned the "Expert" since I bought mine so I'm not sure if they're comparable -- mine were velcro, now they've got BOA, but I'm quite happy with them so the modern version is...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Yeah, the Pika was the one that was too tight --...

Yeah, the Pika was the one that was too tight -- although IIRC it was my other bike I tried it on, which has the same saddle position and same wheel size but wider (and thus taller) tires.

rhm...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I own a rack and a rack-top bag (and I don't need...

I own a rack and a rack-top bag (and I don't need a seatpost clamp, I've got rack eyelets). I wanted an option for the bike in "light"/brevet mode rather than heavy/touring mode, but still be able...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Sure, here's a fairly recent pic of the bike with...

Sure, here's a fairly recent pic of the bike with fenders and saddlebag,and you can see the bag's on the fender a little -- the fender isn't really holding its weight but it's keeping it off the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Saddlebag support for low-clearance bike

Anyone know of any saddlebag supports slightly shorter than the Carradice bagman and the Ocean Air Erlen? (The Swift tailfeather appears to be out of stock with no return ETA as well). I've got...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I'd do that! I will have my SPOT on me. To...

I'd do that! I will have my SPOT on me.

To the OP -- it's not an organized stream of information, but the pbp2015 hashtag on twitter and instagram had some fun posts, and you don't need an...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I own the Co-Motion case for my S&S bike -- it's...

I own the Co-Motion case for my S&S bike -- it's fantastic, super-sturdy, etc. Definitely recommended. My only problem with it for this year's adventures is that the bike that fits in it isn't the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I wonder if they'll have to go to a lottery...

I wonder if they'll have to go to a lottery system next time?
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Posted By antimonysarah

Well, to add some ultra content, isn't this...

Well, to add some ultra content, isn't this roughly the route that Bike NonStop US ? 3400 miles from Portland, OR to Washington D.C. (http://www.bikenonstop.com) is using?
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Welp, pulled the trigger when registration opened...

Welp, pulled the trigger when registration opened for 600k-last-year riders -- 7:15pm slot was the earliest open, so I took one. I have no idea if this is a good idea or not, haha.

Edit: I have no...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I like fizik’s microtex tape — a leathery look...

I like fizik’s microtex tape — a leathery look but synthetic, and comfortable in all weather. Fairly thin but not rock hard, comes in classic black as well as a variety of colors.
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Posted By antimonysarah

Our club has a paid RWGPS membership, so any...

Our club has a paid RWGPS membership, so any route designer can print the nice one, but any of the services is fine, it doesn't have to be RWGPS. The RWGPS cue sheets aren't as nice as some of the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Oh, huh, I was assuming I'd have to completely...

Oh, huh, I was assuming I'd have to completely re-index it if I took it off; if that's not true then that's less of a big deal. (I miss the sturdy indifference to maintenance of friction shifters,...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I'm curious what cases people recommend too,...

I'm curious what cases people recommend too, although maybe this warrants a separate thread because I'm less worried about fees and more just about minimizing potential mechanical issues. (I have an...
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Posted By antimonysarah

The East Coast Greenway https://www.greenway.org...

The East Coast Greenway https://www.greenway.org is going to help with routing once you get over to the actual East Coast -- they have a vision of being entirely bike paths some far-off day in the...
12-06-18, 12:26 PM
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Posted By antimonysarah

Yeah. Check with your doctor about ramping up...

Yeah. Check with your doctor about ramping up the intensity/etc, but don't wait for a number on the scale to start hills. Base your highest effort level (either hills or intervals) on where *you*...
12-06-18, 12:19 PM
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Posted By antimonysarah

Going used for now might be a good idea -- with...

Going used for now might be a good idea -- with trainer (and fancy-subscription-bike) tech evolving rapidly, people are offloading not-very-old equipment all the time. If she enjoys it and wants...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Well, yes, but using migraine to just mean...

Well, yes, but using migraine to just mean "severe/strong headache" is really unhelpful for actual treatment. I get both non-migraine and migraine headaches, and have had milder migraines that were...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Yep, as someone with AD(H)D -- I decaffeinate...

Yep, as someone with AD(H)D -- I decaffeinate during brevet season as much as I can, because it will make me super sleepy when I'm tired and I drink it at night. (I also actively avoided it when...
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